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Evelyn Underhill

Birthdate: 6. December 1875
Date of death: 15. June 1941

Evelyn Underhill was an English Anglo-Catholic writer and pacifist known for her numerous works on religion and spiritual practice, in particular Christian mysticism.

In the English-speaking world, she was one of the most widely read writers on such matters in the first half of the 20th century. No other book of its type—until the appearance in 1946 of Aldous Huxley's The Perennial Philosophy—met with success to match that of her best-known work, Mysticism, published in 1911. Wikipedia

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Practical Mysticism
Practical Mysticism
Evelyn Underhill

„The spiritual life is not a special career, involving abstraction from the world of things.“

—  Evelyn Underhill, book Practical Mysticism

Preface, p. 14-15
Practical Mysticism (1914)
Context: The spiritual life is not a special career, involving abstraction from the world of things. It is a part of every man's life; and until he has realised it he is not a complete human being, he has not entered into possession of all his powers.

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„Hence the most scientific classification is a rough-and-ready business at the best.“

—  Evelyn Underhill

Mysticism. A Study of the Nature and Development of Man's Spiritual Consciousness (1911)

„The mystics aim (Union with Reality) is not the suppression of life but it's intensification“

—  Evelyn Underhill

PART II, CHAPTER I.
Mysticism. A Study of the Nature and Development of Man's Spiritual Consciousness (1911)

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